15:25 Ascot Fri 12 July 2019
Progressive throughout the course of 2018 (132215); best suited by front-running tactics as evidenced with a decisive win at Kempton (1m3f) last September; 2lb higher; could easily fare better than on seasonal reappearance at Epsom (1m4f).
High enough in the weights, now 7lb higher than when winning at Redcar (7f) in April; is yet to compete beyond an extended mile (does have a stamina influence in his pedigree) so all things considered rates as a watching brief only.
Lightly raced for his age; rear-division (25th of 26) in Newbury's Spring Cup in April and absent since; 5lb lower than when a close third to National Army at Doncaster (1m) in June 2018; stamina?
Backed up his 6L February Newcastle novice win (1m2f) when returning from a four-month break to make a winning handicap debut at Newmarket (1m2f, good to soft), beating Takumi by 3L; has to contend with a subsequent 9lb rise; remains of interest.
4lb higher than when beating Allegiant by 2L on debut for this trainer at Windsor (1m2f, good) in April; has suffered a couple of setbacks since, although soft ground was a possible negative at Sandown latest; stablemate of Duckett's Grove.
Added to his debut Irish win (for Emmet Mullins) when taking a 1m2f Chelmsford novice by a short head (from a trio of subsequent winners); far from disgraced in a Goodwood Listed contest since; an interesting handicap debutant.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Owen BurrowsJ: L Dettori|
American Graffiti (6/4), Duckett's Grove (11/4), Hortzadar (11/2), Breath Caught (6/1), King's Slipper (6/1), Wafy (12/1), He's Amazing (12/1), Nayel (14/1)
- American Graffiti
- Duckett's Grove
- King's Slipper
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